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ZipLine's Closure Device Beats Sutures In Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Trial

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The Zip surgical skin closure system does not require FDA clearance, but the company is sponsoring a series of trials to demonstrate how it is a faster and less painful approach to healing surgical incisions.

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